• d'Artagnan wrote:

    February 16, 2020 - Une autre excellente bouteille de ce vin, en pleine forme voire encore jeune. Il commence à peine son plateau de maturité.

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  • Xavier Auerbach wrote: 92 points

    January 13, 2020 - Tasted blind. Evidently claret. Served quite cold, but the chalky minerality was striking, as well as the ripe but rich Merlot fruit. I was convinced that this was a high quality wine from the Côtes in Saint-Emilion. I stand by my analysis, but the conclusion was slightly off...

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  • dagij Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 3, 2020 - Deep garnet with a hint of aging brown at the rim, but only marginal. Amazing colour for a wine of 15 years of age. Nose still on primary fruit, mostly blackcurrant and blueberries, complemented by a hint of secondary aromas of almonds(!), vanilla and dry wood. After a while in the glass, some tertiary aromas of tobacco emerges. Full bodied attack, smooth tannins, sweet blackcurrant fruit, and a very nice acidity to match. Long and fresh aftertaste dominated by black forest berries (blueberries. blackberries) and blackcurrant. For a non-classified Bordeaux this is just short of amazing quality. Still in its primary phase, probably optimal to drink now for those appreciating primary fruit combined with hints of maturing. For lovers of old B, this should be aged 5 years more, and will drink perfectly for a couple of decades after that. Extreme quality/price.

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  • psi wrote: 92 points

    December 12, 2019 - I liked this a lot and it has profited from the years in bottle. Some nice and mature notes...

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  • mr_rancho Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 11, 2019 - Nice wine. But missing complexity and finesse. Almost boring.

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  • d'Artagnan wrote: 91 points

    November 10, 2019 - Beau nez de cassis, de cèdre, une touche de chocolat noir. Un vin dodu et séducteur, juteux, avec des tanins ronds, un équilibre admirable. Il a même un côté salin, ce n'est pas complexe encore, mais c’est un vin de table idéal. Délicieux. 90-91 pts

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  • Ericsson wrote: 90 points

    November 10, 2019 - Couleur prune foncée. Nez très retenu sur les cassis, tanins encore marqués. Attendre

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  • La Grappe wrote: 89 points

    October 3, 2019 - A deep colour; slightly restrained blackcurrant fruit which is being held in check by some unresolved tannin. The wine has a somewhat burly, earthy character but shows promise.

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  • maxima wrote: 91 points

    September 16, 2019 - Bu lors de notre Working Lunch de Vendredi au Resto AVV La Fringale de Granby avec les FOUDUVIN!
    Aucun poivron au nez et en bouche, une très belle bouteille.
    Un peu plus carré que le Pontet et le Alion, il a un peu souffert
    de la comparaison mais rudement bon, fruits et herbes
    avec des tanins charnus.
    Très bon.

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  • d'Artagnan wrote: 90 points

    September 15, 2019 - Sociando est une valeur sûre et ce 2005 se boit très bien depuis quelques années et sans doute pour longtemps. Tanins arrondis, un beau fruit mûr pas encore tertiaire, les saveurs sont bien déliées, c’est franchement très bon et un sympathique compagnon de table. Il a écrasé le Clarke par sa classe. 90 pts

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